Myles K. Beck received the Edwin N. Sommer Award from Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity at its 2018 International Convention in Los Angeles on July 14. The award is presented occasionally to a ZBT alumnus for “selfless dedication to the ideals of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.” Beck is a 1967 graduate of University of Missouri. In the early 1980s, he was instrumental in the revival of the Alpha Omicron chapter at the University of Arizona and the establishment of the Alpha Omicron Building Corporation, and continues to be involved with both entities. Beck has been in the insurance industry in Tucson for 45 years. He is a member of the Arizona Jewish Post advisory board, a past board chair of Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, a past board member of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and currently vice-chair/treasurer of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
Rabbi Avraham Alpert has joined the board of Interfaith Community Services. Alpert has served as the spiritual leader of Congregation Bet Shalom since 2012 and was ordained as a rabbi in May 2017 after studying at the Academy for Jewish Religion in Los Angeles. He has served as a cantor for 18 years in Arizona, Nevada and California. He holds a bachelor of music education degree from the Herberger College at Arizona State University.
Tom Warne was elected chair of the Campus Research Corporation, a nonprofit organization that manages the development, operation, marketing and leasing of the University of Arizona Tech Parks. Warne is a commercial real estate developer who has developed commercial office, industrial, and retail space. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1965. He is the immediate past chair of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, is a past chair of the Tucson Jewish Community Center and has served on the board of Tucson Hebrew Academy.
Mara Aspinall is a new member of the Campus Research Corporation board of directors. Aspinall is the president and CEO of the Health Catalysts Group, a company devoted to the growth of new healthcare companies in Arizona. She is a Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Women’s Division Lion of Judah.